Maximise use of Screen Real Estate in E-learning Sims Question

Mar 22, 2022

Hi All
I am creating some 'try mode' e-learning in storyline 360. I am capturing the recording in resolution 1920x1080 to try and meet the story size of my story (which is set the same).
When I insert the recording in as step by step 'try mode' I am unable to adjust the recording to fill the background of the slide:
And when I publish or preview I see a lot of wasted gray space where I would like to see the screen filling:
 
I am sure I'm doing something fundamental, can anyone help me out please?
Thanks
Simon
6 Replies
Maura Sullivan

I make a recording using Snagit of all of the steps. Export PNGs so that I have them as a reference when I recreate the screens in Illustrator (using artboards that are exactly the same size as the SL project). I do this because we have to redact so much PHI and PII related to healthcare.

From Illustrator, I export a SVG/PNG (I prefer SVG, but sometimes there's a glitch), then import it into Storyline and add triggers for what should happen and also feedback for incorrect choices (often animations). See this thread for more info: SVG File Issues - Articulate Storyline Discussions - E-Learning Heroes

Andrea Koehntop

Hello Simon! Thank you for sharing screenshots and details of what you are experiencing.

I have a couple of questions that may help:

  • Are you using a second (or third) monitor?
  • Is your screen resolution set to 100%?

I look forward to your answers, and other folx feedback in the E-Learning Heroes community!